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High End Sushi in Tokyo (or should I stick with Sawada?)

Thanks Ninisix, I also just found out Saito is cheaper at lunch (5/10000 yen). Do you know if this is still true? How would i 'set the price' when I book? Should I just say how much we want to spend? Or is it fixed for lunch as well?

Feb 16, 2014
MattR in Japan

High End Sushi in Tokyo (or should I stick with Sawada?)

Hi Ninisix,
I will be back in Tokyo at the end of March. I went to Iwa for lunch following your recommendation 2 years ago and loved it. Is there any other you recommend for lunch or should I stick with Iwa? thanks!

Feb 15, 2014
MattR in Japan

Any Suggestions for the Best Mid-Level Sushi in Tokyo?

Thanks Ninisix. I have called and they mentioned 10 pieces at 4500 and 13 at 8000 (in case someone else is interested). Because the price almost doubles, am I correct in thinking those 13 pieces are not just more but also 'better', higher quality ones?

Mar 20, 2012
MattR in Japan

Any Suggestions for the Best Mid-Level Sushi in Tokyo?

Thanks Ninisix. A quick additional question. Should we agree on the kind of Omakase over the phone before going or when we get there?

Mar 16, 2012
MattR in Japan

Any Suggestions for the Best Mid-Level Sushi in Tokyo?

Thank you ninisix, very informative as usual. Is English spoken at sushi Iwa as well? And what are the omakase lunch prices there? Thanks!

Mar 14, 2012
MattR in Japan

Any Suggestions for the Best Mid-Level Sushi in Tokyo?

Hello,
I have a question about 'mid-level sushi'. I found very different prices for lunch omakase at Sushi Kanesaka. Can anyone help with this? What are the current options?
thanks!

Mar 13, 2012
MattR in Japan

Kikunoi: when does the menu change?

Forgot to specify: I mean Kikunoi Roan in Kyoto.

Feb 17, 2012
MattR in Japan

Kikunoi: when does the menu change?

Hello,
I know that Kikunoi changes menu monthly.
Is this true to the point that on April 1st they will definitely begin the April menu?
Or is the 'change day' a bit flexible?
I'll be in Kyoto on April 1st and would like to make sure I get the April menu.
thanks!

Feb 17, 2012
MattR in Japan

High End Sushi in Tokyo (or should I stick with Sawada?)

thank you ninisix, very informative as usual. One last question. Is it customary to ask to 'expand' the menu at Yoshitake, i.e. pay more and also get more?

Jan 19, 2012
MattR in Japan

Can I get a Monkfish dinner anywhere in Japan?

Hi guys, do you have in mind any place that does a more modern take on an Anko dinner than Isegen? No offence for Isegen, which looks great, but I would be more curious on an original take on this concept.
thanks!

Jan 18, 2012
MattR in Japan

High End Sushi in Tokyo (or should I stick with Sawada?)

Hi thanks for the reply. No it's not the first time but the previous one I had sushi in cheap-ish places. I don't mind the 'more complex arrangements', but from the few pics I find on the web it looks like very little of it is sushi/sashimi and more courses are closer to a kaiseki meal. Is this correct? What ratio of bites would you say is classic sushi sashimi omakase vs more complex dishes at yoshitake? thanks again

Jan 18, 2012
MattR in Japan

High End Sushi in Tokyo (or should I stick with Sawada?)

Hi Ninisix,
would you say that Yoshitake is better than Sawada in terms of 'more than sushi' (smoking, marinades, sauces, etc.)? We'd really like to try that kind of sushi when we're in tokyo...

Jan 17, 2012
MattR in Japan

Can I get a Monkfish dinner anywhere in Japan?

Thanks!!

Jan 07, 2012
MattR in Japan

Can I get a Monkfish dinner anywhere in Japan?

Thanks!

Jan 07, 2012
MattR in Japan

Can I get a Monkfish dinner anywhere in Japan?

Hi,
I would be particularly interested in trying a dinner all centered around the same fish, perhaps a monkfish like A Bourdain got at Morimoto. Is this possible anywhere? Or it's just for tv stunts?
Thanks for your help!
m

Jan 07, 2012
MattR in Japan

What's Tokyo best sashimi?

Thank you Ninisix, very informative.

Jan 06, 2012
MattR in Japan

Quest for the best sushi in Tokyo

Can I ask you if 70k was pp? And including drinks?

Jan 05, 2012
MattR in Japan

What's Tokyo best sashimi?

Hi, my girlfriend and I will be in Tokyo this spring. We're big fans of sashimi and are wondering what's our best option in Tokyo. Maybe one of the starred sushi places? It the fish market? Any suggestion is welcome!

Jan 04, 2012
MattR in Japan

Sushi Sawada

Hi guys, I'll be in tOkyo in a few months and I'd like to try sushi Sawada. What price should I expect to pay? And for what? Is lunch cheaper cause it's lunch or because you just get less. Last question, how much would the sake pairing be? Thanks!

Jan 01, 2012
MattR in Japan

Scholium Project in NYC?

Thank you David, I followed your suggestion and bought a bottle of Arbois Savagnin.
Did you have it paired with any food in particular? thanks again,m

Dec 13, 2011
MattR in Manhattan

Scholium Project in NYC?

thanks for the quick replies guys. have you tasted multiple by Scholium and do you have a preference? I've only tried one.

Nov 05, 2011
MattR in Manhattan

Best food (especially crabs) a short drive from DC?

ok thanks. Maybe it's a stupid question, but does it mean that if I drive further south (of DC) it will still be crab season? Or that's just not crab-land?

Nov 05, 2011
MattR in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best food (especially crabs) a short drive from DC?

Thanks everyone for comments again. I will also drive to see Fallingwater in PA. Any place worth eating at on the way there? m

Nov 04, 2011
MattR in Washington DC & Baltimore

Scholium Project in NYC?

Hi,
could anyone help and suggest a shop in nyc where I can buy bottles of Scholium Project Wines?
Thanks!
m

Nov 04, 2011
MattR in Manhattan

Best food (especially crabs) a short drive from DC?

Hi guys thanks for the extensive replies. Annapolis/Kent island sounds good for crabs then.
Anything in the opposite direction? I like the Falls Church suggestion. Anything else like that?
thanks again

Nov 03, 2011
MattR in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best food (especially crabs) a short drive from DC?

Hi,
I will be in DC in a couple of weeks. I rented a car and would love to hit some towns in the area to sample some crab claws and other East Coast delicacies?
Any suggestion is welcome!
Thanks
m

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East Coast Cafe
44 Calvert St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Nov 02, 2011
MattR in Washington DC & Baltimore

Sous vide equipment

Hi wattacetti, thanks for the quick reply. Just to clarify, our machine would have circulation, unlike SVS. Re: temperature precision it would instead be just like SVS.

Jul 25, 2011
MattR in Cookware

Sous vide equipment

Hi guys,
I am gearing up with some collaborators to release a sous vide machine that would be much (much) cheaper than SousVide Supreme or other similar ones, despite being of similar quality. We are now finalizing our prototype.
Could you give me a feeling for how interested you would be in this kind of machine? A lot, a bit, not at all?
thanks!

Jul 25, 2011
MattR in Cookware

Using a PID for sous vide

Hi guys,
I am gearing up with some collaborators to release a sous vide machine that would be much (much) cheaper than SousVide Supreme or other similar ones, despite being of similar quality. We are now finalizing our prototype.
Could you give me a feeling for how interested you would be in this kind of machine? A lot, a bit, not at all?
thanks!

Jul 25, 2011
MattR in Cookware

URGENT Le Bernardin which dishes??

Thanks guys, I'm pleased the black bass came up as it was one of my targets.
No mention of lobster in your posts and others I've read say fish there is better than lobster. Do you agree?

Apr 23, 2011
MattR in Manhattan